Say “I DO” at First Unity Spiritual Campus

First Unity Spiritual Campus is the ideal place to experience your spectacular wedding ceremony and reception! Located in the charming historic area of 4th Street North in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, First Unity Spiritual Campus has long served many couples by providing spiritual, secular, traditional, non-traditional wedding ceremonies. We are an inclusive community welcoming couples of all beliefs and honoring marriage equality for all couples. Just as every couple is special and unique, we will co-create your wedding ceremony to suit your personal style and flair.

At First Unity Spiritual Campus we offer several wedding ceremony and reception venues that are ideal for a conventional or contemporary wedding, vow renewal, commitment or re-commitment ceremony.

Our affordable packages ensure everything is just right for your special day:

  • Enchanting, romantic setting;
  • Personalized, meaningful and memorable ceremony created by our Officiants;
  • Spacious and lovely reception accommodations;
  • Accommodations for Brides and Grooms and attendants to relax as they prepare for the ceremony;
  • Child care;
  • And a Wedding Coordinator who will work with you at the level you choose.

First Unity Spiritual Campus has multiple venues to host wedding ceremonies year around, including an architecturally stunning octagonal sanctuary with 5200 square feet of space, professional sound and lighting equipment. The Sanctuary, with its soft lighting and wood beams can hold up to 350 guests.

For smaller or more intimate affairs, we host wedding ceremonies in:

  • Our peaceful Meditation Garden;
  • Our romantic Rose Garden with a beautiful mural as a backdrop;
  • Our outdoor Courtyard beneath a sparkling chandelier;
  • The lovely Hornaday Educational Annex, with several glittering chandeliers;
  • Or, our soon to be completed Chapel.

Lagattuta Hall, with an adjacent full kitchen, is perfect for your both your wedding and reception or simply your reception with 2000 square feet of space, dining seating for 150 and plenty of room for music and dancing. You can also choose to entertain guests with refreshments prior to the reception or for your reception outside under our canopy!

Surrounded by several magnificent trees, First Unity Spiritual Campus provides enchanting backdrops for your wedding photography memories.

You can choose to handle the details and arrangements yourself with your own planner and team of vendors and simply schedule through our Wedding Coordinator to rent one or more of our venues. Alternatively, you can work with our Wedding Coordinator to customize your complete wedding and reception experience based on one of our affordable packages and selecting from our preferred vendor list.

At First Unity Spiritual Campus we will ensure you and your guests will experience a memorable event that perfectly blends intimacy and fun – a joining of two lives in a new beginning.

Please call 727-526-7622 or email weddings@firstunity.org to schedule a tour, meet with our Wedding Coordinator, or for more information.

St. Pete Wedding Officiants

Rev. Temple Hayes, Spiritual Leader

Temple Hayes is a spiritual leader, author and international motivational speaker. Rev. Hayes is an ordained Center for Spiritual Living Minister and an ordained Unity Minister. She is currently CEO of First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg, Florida that transcends religious denominations, embraces all ethnicities, and reaches beyond national borders.

 Temple performs LGBT, Inter-Faith, and Secular Wedding ceremonies. Rev. Temple prides herself on being able to personalize not only the ceremony but also the vows in such a way that all in attendance will feel the shining spirit of love and togetherness when they leave. She has performed wedding ceremonies for over 20 years. Whether it’s an intimate gathering of friends or a grand affair, Rev. Temple is honored to be a part of honoring all couples special celebration of love.

 


Rev. Richard Boggs

Rev. Richard Boggs is a interfaith wedding officiant with a laid back, personable and mellow style. He is passionate about the vows that the couple brings to each other and the love that they share and express through the expression of marriage. His number one priority is their happiness. Rev. Richard is a hopeless romantic who truly enjoys being a part of the couple’s special day. He finds the bond of marriage and the demonstration of love an inspiration for all of humanity.

His diverse and multifaceted background makes him a versatile and adaptive Reverend who works with each couple to create a perfect mold encapsulating what their relationship truly represents. It is important to Rev. Richard that he present an accurate and intimate reflection of each couple in their ceremony. He considers it a great honor to be able to bestow his blessings onto the unions of his clients and is humbled to be part of each and every magical moment.

 


Rev. P. A. Serena Hemmer, Ordained Non-Denominational Minister
Wedding Coordinator and Wedding Officiant

As the Wedding Coordinator at First Unity Spiritual Campus, it is Rev. Serena’s joy to discover each couple’s story of love and to bring that energy to their special day. Rev. Serena will happily assist you at the level you choose to co-create your Inter-Faith, Non-Denominational, Spiritual, Secular, or LGBT ceremony and reception.

 


Denise Whitfield, Notary Public

Denise Whitfield cherishes each stage of the wedding planning process, from getting to know couples in order to create a wedding ceremony rooted in love and laughter that speaks from each of their hearts to standing presenting each married couple for the first time to their family and friends! She welcomes all couples who are ready to join their lives in matrimony.

Whether it is your first time down the aisle or a renewal ceremony, Ms. Whitfield is dedicated to making sure that the words that will unite you in marriage are reflective of your hopes and dreams for your life as a couple and of your love for each other. She always feels honored to have the opportunity to make certain your day is truly special in every way for you and your guests.

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times always with the same person.”

—Waleed Basyouni

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